Jamaal Lascelles has insisted that there’s ‘nothing to panic about’ following our struggling start to the campaign, insisting that we’ve played five of the top six, got two draws on the road and been ‘miles’ better than Brighton on Saturday.
Considering we’re bottom of the table, without a win in nine games and enduring our worst start to a Premier League season since 1898, you can see why NUFC fans are panicking – it’s been a worrying start.
Nevertheless, Lascelles seems in a defiant mood – recalling that Crystal Palace started just as poorly last season but finished well clear of danger come May.
Here’s what he’s had to say today, suggesting there’s plenty positives to take and no need to panic:
“Crystal Palace had an awful start & finished well. There’s nothing to panic about. We’ve played five or six of the top teams, we got a draw at Cardiff & Palace & I thought we were miles the better team against Brighton. There are definitely positives & there’s no need to panic.”
“I’ve not had to remind anybody about that (the nine-game winless run last season). Everyone knows. Halfway through the season we were in the bottom three, we turned it around and finished 10th,”
The skipper is clearly looking at things with a glass half full approach, however it’s hard to agree that there is nothing at all to panic about. We didn’t score in ANY of our games against Cardiff, Palace, Leicester and Brighton and we’re struggling at both ends of the pitch.
That being said, we did have a nine-game winless run last season and we finished 10th as he says, so let’s hope Rafa and the players can turn it around once again.
Do you agree with Lascelles? Are you panicking?